Is the Galaxy S3 or iPhone tougher? Squaretrade puts them through a drop, car and the dreaded kid test
The Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 4S are two of the best phones on the market today but how do these devices stand up to a beating? Well, the folks at Squaretrade have put the superphones through some testing amd the results are quite interesting.
While I'm not going to call these scientific tests, Squaretrade did do a drop test of each device from ear level. Most of us have had this happen once or twice in our lives and that second or two until it hits the ground can be quite torturous. In this drop test, the iPhone gets scuffed up but the Galaxy S3 cracks its screen.
The second test may actually be the most dangerous: they gave the iPhone and Galaxy S3 to kids. These cute tykes threw the devices in the air and the iPhone was essentially destroyed and the Galaxy S3 took some damage.
The third part was the car test, as they left the devices on the trunk and drove away. Again, the iPhone survived with some scratches but the Galaxy S3 finished with a cracked screen.
Because these aren't scientific tests, it's unfair to say the iPhone can stand up to a bigger beating than the Samsung Galaxy S3 but I think these results provide a good reason to invest in a protective case.